Looking Back on My First Trip to Tokyo

Sensoji's Thunder Gate

If Japan is not on your list of countries to visit, perhaps is time to put it there. I have been transiting at the Narita Airport multiple times over the years on my way to the US and only stepped out of the airport into Tokyo in last February. It was my first visit to Tokyo […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Chaos (Shibuya Intersection)

Shibuya Intersection

When I read about this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge theme is Chaos, I thought of Shibuya intersection. Looking at the photos, the intersection may seem chaotic but everyone is crossing the road in an orderly manner except for a few tourists here and there, myself included, who stopped in the middle of the intersection to take pictures. […]

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Spring in Tokyo – Harajuku & Shibuya

Harajuku Station

The day’s itinerary was to Meiji Shrine, Harajuku and spent the rest of the afternoon at Shibuya. It was almost like a shopping day. Our first stop of the day was Meiji Shrine (明治神宮, Meiji Jingū) located next to the Harajuku Station. The shrine was completed and dedicated to Emperor Meiji and the Empress Shoken in 1920, […]

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Spring in Tokyo – Asakusa, Ueno Park, Ameyoko & Yanaka

Sensoji's Thunder Gate

On our day two at Tokyo, after a cup of coffee at the hotel room, we walked to Ginza Station, five minutes’ walk from the hotel we were staying. We took the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line to Asakusa (浅草) station. Asakusa is the centre of Tokyo’s shitamachi (literally “low city”), one of Tokyo’s districts, where […]

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Spring in Tokyo – Tsukiji Shijō & Akihabara

Stores at Tsukiji Shijio

Tsukiji Fish Market (Tsukiji Shijō) was our first destination as it was just 10-minutes’ walk from the hotel we stayed at. We were too tired to brave the early morning to watch the bidding, still, we managed to immerse ourselves by walking around the market and trying the freshly cooked seafood. All the seafood looked super […]

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Short Getaway to Tokyo

Entrance to Meji Shrine

I was in Tokyo for vacation in February, after Lunar New Year. The weather was cool and comfortable though it was a bit early to see cherry blossom. Glad we went in February, any later, this trip may not have happened due to crazy business travel schedule. We finally stepped out of Narita Airport Terminal […]

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